We get to take a break from Christmas this week (yay!). Not that it isn’t a wonderful, cheerful time of year; it is. It’s just that back-to-back Christmas themed projects – or songs – can make anyone want to punch the head off a snowman. Right? Right.
So for the sake of all the snowmen, this week we’re doing something else. We recently swapped out our window displays, and our previously Halloween window is now hosting our peacocks.
|See? Ta da, peacocks!|
We love the panel, and the table runner Kris made, but we wanted an example of a smaller project to go with it. Enter: the fat quarter pillows!
I used two contrasting fat quarters and a muslin backing, but two fat quarters would also make one pillow. I was going to do that, until I realized that cutting one single muslin piece would be much faster than piecing six yummy fat quarter pieces. I used this pattern by Diane Gilleland for the Spoonflower blog. I made a couple minor changes – for example, she uses a nifty template. I was in an excited rush to try these, so I decided to use the 60 degree line on my ruler instead. I decided to do an equilateral 8 inch triangle (8 inches on all sides).
Also….my chevrons don’t line up quite as nicely as Diane’s. Part of that could be because I used a ruler instead of lining it up with a template, and part of it is because I used a fabric with chevrons that changed. I’ll need to try this again to see if I can pump up the impact, but it was incredibly easy. And I absolutely adore the fabric covered button.